Frisenvang’s beautiful darker orange yarn has a slightly melanged effect and this very unique yarn is handspun of organic 100% Baby/Royal alpaca wool This yarn is plant colored with cochenille and chilca leaves and like the rest of our yarn assortment, this product is produced and bought directly from artisans in Peru.
The Orange yarn is delivered in skeins of 100 g
Running length extra thin: App. 450-500 m per 100 g.
Needles 3: 28 m x 35 rows = 10×10 cm
Needles 4: 24 m x 30 rows = 10×10 cm
Running length thin: App. 250-300 m per 100 g.
Needles 3 1/2: 26 m x 35 rows = 10×10 cm
Needles 4 1/2: 22 m x 30 rows = 10×10 cm
Running length thick: App. 150-200 m per 100 g.
Needles 4: 22 m x 30 rows = 10×10 cm
Needles 5: 17 m x 24 rows = 10×10 cm
Running length ex thick: App. 110-140 m per 100 g.
Needles 6: 16 m x 20 rows = 10×10 cm
Needles 7: 14 m x 18 rows = 10×10 cm
Frisenvang yarns are spun by hand and the amount of meters in a skein is not measured. This means that the yarn thickness and thus the amount of running meters are determined and estimated by the artisans in Marcapata. We can therefore not guarantee 100% that there are the stated amount of meters in a skein of Frisenvang yarn. The handspinning might result in different thicknesses from skein to skein.
Both the nature- and plant dyed yarns can change in colors from production to production but also from skein to skein. We always do our best to pack your order with yarns that are as similar as possible, but as Frisenvang yarns are unica products we don’t accept complaints related to differences in thicknesses or colors. There are however different “tricks” you can use to even out potential differences. It is therefore important to read the information material we enclose your yarn order. Pls. be aware that the plant dyed yarns can have access colors and might color your hands when you knit or crochet with it. This is due to the fact, that the artisans in Marcapata use natron or natural aluminum stone to fix the colors. However this is not as effective as the conventional methods used at the factories. Our experience is, that access colors will be present when you wash the yarn for the first 2-3 times. To prevent any mistakes, we don’t recommend that you mix off-white yarns with our plantdyed yarns.
See also the Q&A section When you buy natural yarn from Frisenvang you are contributing to improving living conditions for families in the Andes Mountains who now are living below the poverty line. See more in section ”the good cause”.